On a busy weekday morning, during the commute, Dion Cole was running late for work. However, this time running behind was a good thing as it changed the course of someone’s life that was in need of a kind soul.
On the highway in Michigan, Dion proceeded to his office. It was then he saw the unthinkable. A man driving in a vehicle ahead decided he no longer wanted his dog– so he threw him out. Instead of doing the right thing, like surrendering him to a rescue group or a shelter, he just cast him out right on the side of the dangerous roadway.
The dog, having no idea why this just happened, chased after his owner’s car. The whole ordeal was beyond heartbreaking. Dion pulled over and tried to get the dog to come inside his vehicle. But the dog was convinced that his owner would return for him.
The dog was afraid and cowered in the woods beside the highway. Dion tried again but it was of no use. The dog was simply unwilling to go with him. Dion called his wife, Danielle, to tell her what had just happened.
Danielle, understandably disgusted, took to Facebook and posted this:
“To the dirtbag that threw his dog out in the Allegan forest on 48th street Friday at about 3:30pm. Let me tell you what your dog went through, as you sped off your dog chased after you and ran has fast as his little legs would let him until his legs gave out and collapsed on the side of the road. My husband seen this all happen he stopped to help your dog but the little guys was so scared that he ran into the forest and hid. Later that evening we went to look for your dog he was right where you left him waiting for you to come back, once again he ran scared for his life. Saturday morning I took some treats and my dog in hopes that he would feel comfortable enough to come up to my dog. Well, he was thinking about but then someone else stopped to help and he ran back into the forest. A couple of hours later we were heading to the fair and I just couldn’t stop thinking about this poor little guy who was thrown from a car, lost, and confused so I decided I would take a bowl of food to him and leave it where he has been hanging out. Once I turned into 48th st there was a group of hunters, a nice family, and an older man trying to catch your dog. He was terrified but with patients and the help of a sweet little boy we were able to catch him. How could you throw your dog out like a piece of trash? This handsome little guy is so sweet and loving, he loves my kids especially my son, he likes my other dogs. I truly belive my husband was suppose to be running late that day so that he was able to see what you did. It’s just to bad he couldn’t get your plate number. You are a real scumbag and you will answer to what you did one day. PLEASE SHARE THIS FAR AND WIDE SO MAYBE THE DIRT BAG WILL SEE THIS POST.”
Source: Danielle Cole/Facebook
The Coles contacted local rescues and were able to return to the woods beside the highway and bait the dog. When they finally got him inside the dry warm car, he calmed down a bit. But of course, his distressing day would be a permanent trauma he would live with forever.
Source: Danielle Cole/Facebook
Finally safe and in good hands, the loyal dog went home with the rescue group. He found a new family in no time.
While his ordeal was far from fair, it was a blessing in disguise. If his owner could do this to him on a main road with so many to see, imagine what it was like behind closed doors! Now living a life filled with love– the ‘unwanted’ dog will never feel abandoned again.